Miss Pole Dance – the Worlds 25th April 2009

After seeing the footage and photos from Miss Pole Dance World Finals 2009 I am soooo gutted I didn’t dig deep to find the money to go and watch it in Jamaica.

The girls are so amazing, Pantera, Felix, Jenyne, Tracey Simmonds, Tammy Morris, and more!! I think I would of been giggling like a little school girl all the time!!

Felix came in first for Australia – she is in a league of her own, she becomes one with the pole more than anyone else I have ever seen. I think she is the most flexible pole dancers ever!
A performance by Felix

Jenyne cam second for USA – Jenyne is such a fluid dancer, with a great form on the pole, I get lost watching her performances.
Jenynes performance from the competition

Alesia brought home the bronze for the UK.

Of course Pantera got the Best Tricks award, could it of been anyone else?!

This is a must see video from paradise, pole jam on the beach and in the sea!!!!


Pantera, Miss Pole Dance and Pole Divas!!

Lots have happened in the past month!! Pantera came to the Purity Studio, and taught a brilliant Pole Workshop and a few private lessons. She worked us all very hard, not all of it was on the pole part of it was core strength work in pairs, and showing us good handstand techniques.

Here are a couple of shots from the day:
Jason Parlour Photos

The following day was Miss Pole Dance UK at the Scala, Kings Cross. It was an exciting day full of pole jamming, interviews, fliming and gossiping…. oh and a pole competition too!!! The competition was brilliant, 900 in the crowd all applauding each of the dancers. I went on first, extreemly nervous, but I had a lot of fun, despite having to alter part of my routine as I didn’t have grip (of all the times!!) By going on first it meant I could sit back and watch the rest of the competitors. Everyone had such amzing and unique styles and was a brilliant show to watch. The winner was Alesia Vazmitsel, very elegant and graceful.

Here are some of the photos:
Jason Parlour Photos

The next week I headed to Brighton to compete in the last heat for Pole Divas, as it was the last heat lots of people had decided to enter, and it was tough. Again I was first on, but fortunatley I had excellent grip and walked away very pleased that I had done the best I could in my performance. All of the performances were very strong and different, my friend Jo Dandridge won the heat and will be going to the finals in Manchester on the 23rd November.

Here are some photos from my routine:
(C) James Oluoch-Olunya

More photos and videos of my routines can be seen on my gallery page on website.

Pantera at the Purity Studio

Pantera is one of the most famous and best pole dancers in the world, she is the star of one of the first ever Pole Dance DVDs – Poletricks 101 – and she is including the Purity Studio, Reading Berkshire in her UK tour in October 2008.

She will be at the Purity Studio on Wednesday 15th October 2008

3 hour workshop – 10am-1pm – £100
*3 spaces left* (5 poles / 10 students max)

Private lessons in the afternoon
1 hour – £130
*1 lesson left*

Please call Pole Passion to book – 0871 318 38 38
A £50 deposit is required and the rest is payable on the day

For directions and parking please see www.puritystudio.co.uk

These photos are from my private lesson with her back in 2006.